Off-Grid Geodesic Dome House FAQ’S

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Those who are inspired by a model other than Nature, a mistress above all masters, are laboring in vain.”   —Leonardo Da Vinci 

As nature’s perfect structure, ecoliving off-grid dome houses are the most efficient human shelter known to man. However, there’s something much larger and more complex to be found in their design. The geodesic dome shelter is the design genius of R. Buckminster Fuller, whose lifetime pursuit was to make the world work for 100% of humanity.

Offering a unique alt-housing lifestyle, off-grid dome houses have been built around the world in diverse terrains and climates. The principles of Sacred Geometry, used in construction of ecoliving domes, is what lends its inherent capacity to withstand the extreme forces of nature, such as temperature & climate fluctuations, hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes.

Design Your Off-Grid Dome House
Driven by consumer demand for economical housing, the trend towards prefab ecoliving modular construction offers an affordable solution to skyrocketing building costs and house payments.  When it comes to alt-housing, a DIY ecoliving off-grid dome house kit simplifies building decisions and saves you money in materials and construction.  http://pacificdomes.com/design-your-dome/

Saving on materials and cost, eco home building dome kits utilize Bucky Fuller’s ‘doing more with less’ principle, in that they enclose the largest volume of interior space with the least amount of surface area.  When a dome’s diameter is doubled, it quadruples its square footage, producing eight times its volume.

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20′ dome home

Ecoliving domes are naturally more energy efficient when compared to standard housing, due to unobstructed interior and exterior air flow.  Designed for optimal ventilation, domes make best use of the sun to keep your shelter warm in the winter and cool in the summer by maximizing prevailing breezes.  

What’s Sacred Geometry?
The basic building blocks of our entire Universe are based on mathematics and form. Found everywhere in Nature, the fundamental principles of Sacred Geometry extend from sound, light and form to the mathematical ratios, harmonics and proportions found in geodesic architecture.

What’s Geodesic
Geodesic refers to the shortest possible line between two points of a sphere or curvilinear surface.  Sacred Geometry has 5 possible Platonic solid configurations comprised of chords (straight lines) that connect these points to form a sphere.

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36′ dome frame. Greece

The icosahedron is an example of a platonic solid. Geodesic dome ‘struts’ retain the geodesic quality, beauty and strength of the sphere.

What’s Dome Frequency? 
In geodesic dome architecture, the term frequency refers to the number of pieces that each edge of the base figure is divided into. Using the icosahedron as an example, the face of the triangle is constructed by equally dividing each edge.

These new points are then connected to divide the original triangle into 9 smaller triangles. Since the original edges were divided into 3 equal parts, we call this a 3-frequency dome.

A dome’s sphere-like appearance is ascribed to its higher frequencies. Dome frequency is commonly abbreviated as ‘v’; so, a 2-frequency dome is called a 2v; a 3-frequency dome is abbreviated as 3v; and, so forth.

The frequency is what lends the dome its strength. Typically, the smaller a dome is, the lower the frequency; the larger a dome is, the higher the frequency will be.

What’s Meant by a Dome’s Energetic Qualities?
Did the ancients master-builders understand the energetic qualities of architecture? In building the pyramids and dome-shaped temples of worship, they certainly seemed to understand Sacred Geometry and their energetic qualities.

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A pyramid concentrates energy, while a dome’s geodesic shape spreads energy from its concentrated center over a wider force-field, creating a harmonious and blissful sanctuary. To learn more, visit: http://pacificdomes.com/downloads/#energetic-qualities

Using Nature’s Design to Build Ecoliving Domes!
‘Bucky’ Fuller’s geodesic dome closely mimicked nature’s design in the spider’s web, which can float in a hurricane because of its high strength-to-weight ratio.

The same subtle blueprint of creation found everywhere in nature is visible in the many varied geometrical patterns and frequencies of dome design.

Honeybees love hexagons!  Have we been studying the wrong master plan by trying to make a living on this planet in ways that will ultimately deplete us all? 

Whether constructing a simple geodome tent or complex off-grid dome houses, utilizing the subtle blueprint of creation, we can build a home that truly supports the soul and its development.  Sustainable dome dwellings nourish and recalibrate our natural environments, allowing us to experience natural states of harmony in our daily lives.

Embracing a New Vision for Human Settlements
There’s a new vision for human settlements as we awaken to our interconnection with life on this planet, walking in balance with natural law.  We can collectively begin to live as responsible stewards to the planet we call home.

From the Chilean peaks of Patagonia to the Australian Outback, Pacific Dome Homes are changing the way people connect with their environment. These ecoliving resorts and ecovillages utilize the dome’s sacred geometry to create harmonious Nature sanctuaries that promote inner states of peace.

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